The much-delayed re-launch of Zambia Airways, the flag carrier of Zambia, has been delayed again due to the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the global aviation industry. According to the country's Minister of Transport and Communications, Mutotwe Kafwaya, "it will not be ideal to launch Zambian Airways now when the aviation industry is paralyzed" [src.].
Zambia Airways, a joint venture between Zambia's state-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC; 55%) and Ethiopian Airlines (45%), was initially set to be re-established in October 2018. In August 2018, the re-launch date got postponed to January 2019. In early 2019, the re-launch date was again postponed to April 2019. In July 2019, the Zambia Tourism Agency announced that Zambia Airways is scheduled to start operating in the last quarter of 2019. We'll keep you posted!